Facebook 2016 Open-Source Year in Review (Infographic)

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook launched 77 new open-source projects in 2016, yielding 60,000 commits and bringing its total to nearly 400 projects and more than 500,000 followers. Facebook’s 2016 open source projects brought big efficiency wins to various parts of the stack.

Facebook Open-Sources Community Cellular Manager

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced the open-sourcing of a solution aimed at furthering its mission of connecting the world. Software engineers Kurtis Heimeri and Steve Muir and infrastructure strategist Shaddi Hasan announced in a blog post last week that the code for Community Cellular Manager is available via GitHub. The local community, primarily subsiding on agriculture and tourism, now has access to cellular connectivity.

Trending Sources

Open Source is a feature, not a benefit

The Way of the Web

Open source is a wonderful thing. But reading Matthew Ingram’s post last week about the lack of adoption for an open Twitter alternative highlighted the key reason why so few open source projects become mainstream success stories at the level of WordPress or Firefox.

Client solves Ecommerce for WordPress via Open Source

The Way of the Web

And the other is that it’s one of the first times I’ve been working on a project which is delivering something via Open Source, rather than using OS products as an end user. The benefits of a true Open Source Ecommerce solution.

Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

SocialTimes Facebook

During a hackathon dubbed Hack With Heart, Facebook came up with enhancements to its Safety Check feature, as well as Community Help. Nuclide is built on top of Atom , an open-source desktop text editor.

How do I control what people say on the web?

Engaging Brand

We need to find a way of controlling the use of ideas and other intellectual property otherwise there will be no incentive for creators and inventors.but that doesn't mean that fair use sharing should be stopped or open source cannot live alongside. Think of the maker community. . Social Business Social Media maker community open source intellectual property social web fair use how do i controlYou don't.

On stage for Jigoshop…

The Way of the Web

I recently popped along to the WordPress London Meetup on behalf of my client, Jigoshop, who provide a free, open-source WordPress eCommerce platform. Clients events Presentations TheWayoftheWeb business strategy jigoshop open source presentation wordpress london meetup

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Sites have experienced a dramatic decrease in core metrics and a dispersion of their most passionate community members. socialmedia longtailseo communities

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class.

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

mashable.com

Commonly referred to as the “Community Manager,&# these brand ambassadors are a company’s direct link to its customers, owning the critical responsibility to grow, shape and respond to online conversations happening around that brand. Do You Need A Community Manager?

5 Things I’ve Learned from Running BizSugar

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

BizSugar is built on Pligg, an open source content management system. Work on Building a Community. A community does not build itself. Reward your members for contributing and participating, and your community will not only grow, but thrive.

Fighting for the internet, and for my son…

The Way of the Web

The reasons I’m against the attempts by large media companies to shore up their moribund traditional business practice by funding politicians to bring in laws are simple: I believe that a free and open internet provides far more benefits to the whole of society than it damages, and that copyright is an incentive for creation which is meant to serve society as a whole, not restrict innovation and ideas in the service of extending profits for large corporations.

Thank you and some free books for Christmas reading

The Way of the Web

And if you want to compare notes over Christmas, I’m just starting: ‘The Art of Community’ by Jono Bacon. Blogging books ebooks free books gaming hacking inspiration marketing open source pdf Virtual Worlds WritingIt’s the season of goodwill, so it seems a perfect time to say thank you to everyone that’s visited my blog, followed or message me on social networks, or kindly referred me to potential new clients.

OSSCamp Summer Edition

The Marketing Blog

OSS Camp is a platform for promoting Open Source Projects from India. Name Topic Abstract 1 Sonali Minocha MySQL Optimization 2 Kinshuk Sunil Open Source Game Development A look at Tools & Technologies facilitating Indie and Open Source Game Dev 3 Vishwajeet Singh Subversion 1.5 Home About In the Media Xtees.com – A Unique t-shirt selling hub YoMacha: India’s Hot or Not ? June 20, 2008.6:57

Wikipedia rules the waves

Sherrilynne Starkie

Wikipedia has grown to be the number one source for students. Via: Open-Site.org. Open source history, Wikipedia, and Encyclopedia Britannica (historytech.wordpress.com). After 244 years, the Encyclopedia Britannica has decided to halt the presses and go out of print.

Now Might Be the Time to Switch from Internet Explorer

The Social Media Incubator

Firefox is an open source web browser, which means there is an entire community of volunteer Web developers working on improving the code all the time. Google Chrome is faster than your average Web browser, as long as you don’t have open too many tabs.

Donations as Revenue: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 2 of monetizing online communities looks at donations – an overlooked revenue stream and the social media tools that enable donations online. Currency has no inherent value itself – only what we, the community, say it’s worth.

Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community / Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget | Subcribe via RSS Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget July 22nd, 2009 Posted in Community Tweet Share Having a thriving community where your users or customers frequently visit, interact, provide feedback and evangelize your products/services is an extremely valuable scenario.

How To Organize A Brand Hackathon (And Why) – Interview With Betabrand’s Chris Lindland

The Realtime Report

“Betabrand is perfect because we have such an open, experimental approach to branding,” says Lindland. From its Model Citizen photo campaign to its Disco Open Source Project to its ThinkTank Community Idea Factory, Betabrand has built its brand around customer engagement.

Thirteen Tips for Effective Tagging

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Community. A tag is a collaboratively generated, open-ended labeling system that enables Internet users to categorize content such as Web pages, online photographs, and Web links. tagging practice is to embed yourself in a community of del.icio.us Go to Community Discussions.

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7 steps to shutting down a social media site

Laurel Papworth

Remember, customers believe that social media sites belong to “them&# the customer and for a % of your online community your exit strategy is going to destroy their friendships and their content. For Radar : A warm look at history of the online community.

Building the Bambu Mobile App in React Native

Sprout Social

This often led to a lack of a strong community, and much like before, these solutions lost momentum. On top of all this, React Native is open source, allowing for it to grow and maintain a strong community of developers. The open source community supporting React Native is also strong. As a language, JavaScript is simple and easy to learn, yet as a community, the language is much more like the wild west. Write once, run on iOS and Android.

Solving the Content Management System Standoff: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress?

ProBlogger

Similarly, the same approach should be taken when it comes to choosing the best open-source content management system (CMS). Keeping these questions in mind will help you match up your online goals with the characteristics of these three open-source CMS choices.

The Future of Twitter

Proactive Report

Source Triggertrap eport.) Source: Forbes.com). Twitter is an essential commodity that benefits the State Department, Open Source Intelligence (NSA, NRO, CIA, FBI), and Corporate Intelligence (NASDAQ, DOW, etc). Q: What about those of us who use it as a news source?

Access.is that our greatest asset?

Engaging Brand

Ideas used to be controlled and protected however some of the most innovative companies are using open source a competitive advantage. Ownership has in the past been the main plan for business.

5 Things You Can’t Blog Successfully Without

Writtent Blog

Open source content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are good options. Interacting with your audience is the key to building a community. Blog successfully and you cam smile all the way to the bank.

The Complete Guide to Using Stock Photos in Your Marketing

Buffer Social

For example, in a recent Buffer Open blog post about using playlists to help boost productivity , we chose a feature image showing music being played on a mobile phone: By choosing this image, people can see right away that the post is about music without having to glance at the headline.

How Product Hunt Grew to 140k Fans with Automation, Scheduling, and 8 Twitter Profiles

Buffer Social

The most important metric for Product Hunt’s social media isn’t necessarily a metric at all: Niv’s role is to craft extremely engaging content across social channels for the Product Hunt community. Image sources: Unsplash , Pablo , Canva.

17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog

Ari Herzog

The blog platform, as an open source community, is collectively shared by anyone and everyone who contribute code and provide feedback about what works and what needs improvement. Plug photo by Adam Mulligan on Flickr. One of the neat aspects about WordPress is nobody owns it.

Introducing Users to the Concept of Meeting Workspaces in MOSS 2007 | NetworkWorld.com Community

Buzz Marketing for Technology

20 great Windows open source projects. Microsoft opens TechEd with virtualization pitch. Friday, June 27, 2008. Research Centers. Security. Anti-Virus / Spyware / Spam. Compliance & Regulation. Firewalls / VPN / Intrusion. Services. Cisco Security Watch.

Robust Collaboration Tools to Empower the Modern Social Media Marketing Team

SocialFish

Regardless of the type of business you’re engaged in online, your trump card will, in many cases, be your team’s ability to respond to customers’ needs and communicate and give generously; none are tasks to be oversimplified, especially when serving a large client base or community.

The Perfect Family Tree

Stay N' Alive

It should be 100% open (perhaps with privacy controls just for living individuals - still need to work that one out, but we already have many examples to learn from). It's the essence of open.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter.

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

An open source Buffer app providing the ability to stock up tweets, choose a schedule, and have them shared automatically through the day.

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Parse Reminds Developers About Jan. 30 Shutdown

SocialTimes Facebook

If you need to run your own open-source Parse server, see the Parse Server documentation for help. We’re very grateful for the Parse community of talented developers and hope this transition has been as straightforward as possible. Parse co-founder Kevin Lacker issued a reminder that the cloud application platform is shuttering Jan.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Agency Model

Convince & Convert

Contrast that with newer open-source web-based software services like OpenOffice. Clients will begin to notice too, and they’ll begin to see that your agency is evolving out of the Microsoft Office mindset and adapting an open approach to innovation.

3 Ways to Analyze Facebook Fan Page Traffic «

The Marketing Blog

43 pm 3 Ways to Analyze Facebook Fan Page Traffic Jump to Comments NOTE : I had recently scribbled my thoughts on Facebook Insights for India’s growing B2B marketing community www.paulwriter.com. What it means is that you can get insights on your fan pages like visitor statistics, traffic sources, visitor country, keyword searches with all other powerful reporting & maps overlays etc.

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What the Future Holds for B2B Social Media Marketing

mashable.com

B2C and B2B companies were just as likely to be monitoring user reviews (B2B: 49%, B2C: 51%) and manage a community dedicated to customers (B2B: 49%, B2C: 51%). She says that PayPal simply can’t know all of the potential APIs and feature requests its developer community wants and needs in order for them to build applications and products on its platform. Dell Embraces Tablets and the Cloud iPhone Coming to Target Retail Stores Drupal Founder on Why Open Source is.

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What makes an effective knowledge worker? (Gurteen Knowledge)

Buzz Marketing for Technology

My Weblog Gurteen Knowledge Community. Knowledge Community. The Gurteen Knowledge Website.

The three skillsets of highly effective marketers

The Way of the Web

How can you not only publish online but effectively marketing that across a myriad of social networks and communities, knowing which ones are relevant? Marketing has evolved rapidly in the last few years to try to keep up with the digital world.